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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226348/-the-key-points-of-prevention-for-special-surgical-complications-after-radical-operation-of-gastric-cancer
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Hao Xu, Weizhi Wang, Panyuan Li, Diancai Zhang, Li Yang, Zekuan Xu
Incidence of gastric cancer is high in China and standard radical operation is currently the main treatment for gastric cancer. Postoperative complications, especially some special complications, can directly affect the prognosis of patients, even result in the increase of mortality. But the incidences of these special complications are low, so these complications are often misdiagnosed and delayed in treatment owing to insufficient recognition of medical staff. These special complications include (1) Peterson hernia: It is an abdominal hernia developed in the space between Roux loop and transverse colon mesentery after Roux-Y reconstruction of digestive tract...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226336/educational-outreach-to-opioid-prescribers-the-case-for-academic-detailing
#2
Margot Trotter Davis, Brian Bateman, Jerry Avorn
Nonmedical use of opioid medications constitutes a serious health threat as the rates of addiction, overdoses, and deaths have risen in recent years. Increasingly, inappropriate and excessively liberal prescribing of opioids by physicians is understood to be a central part of the crisis. Public health officials, hospital systems, and legislators are developing programs and regulations to address the problem in sustained and systematic ways that both insures effective treatment of pain and appropriate limits on the availability of opioids...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226301/the-influence-of-welfare-systems-on-pay-for-performance-programs-for-general-practitioners-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Mehdi Ammi, Grant Fortier
While pay-for-performance (P4P) programs are increasingly common tools used to foster quality and efficiency in primary care, the evidence concerning their effectiveness is at best mixed. In this article, we explore the influence of welfare systems on four P4P-related dimensions: the level of healthcare funders' commitment to P4Ps (by funding and length of program operation), program design (specifically target-based vs. participation-based program), physicians' acceptance of the program and program effects...
February 16, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225639/cost-effectiveness-comparison-of-imaging-guided-prostate-biopsy-techniques-systematic-transrectal-ultrasound-direct-in-bore-mri-and-image-fusion
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Wulphert Venderink, Tim M Govers, Maarten de Rooij, Jurgen J Fütterer, J P Michiel Sedelaar
OBJECTIVE: Three commonly used prostate biopsy approaches are systematic transrectal ultrasound guided, direct in-bore MRI guided, and image fusion guided. The aim of this study was to calculate which strategy is most cost-effective. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A decision tree and Markov model were developed to compare cost-effectiveness. Literature review and expert opinion were used as input. A strategy was deemed cost-effective if the costs of gaining one quality-adjusted life year (incremental cost-effectiveness ratio) did not exceed the willingness-to-pay threshold of €80,000 (≈$85,000 in January 2017)...
February 22, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225461/faculty-development-for-medical-school-community-based-faculty-a-council-of-academic-family-medicine-educational-research-alliance-study-exploring-institutional-requirements-and-challenges
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Joanna Drowos, Suzanne Baker, Suzanne Leonard Harrison, Suzanne Minor, Alexander W Chessman, Dennis Baker
PURPOSE: Community-based faculty play a large role in training medical students nationwide and require faculty development. The authors hypothesized that positive relationships exist between clerkships paying preceptors and requiring faculty development, and between protected clerkship directors' time and delivering face-to-face preceptor training, as well as with the number or length of community-based preceptor visits. Through under standing the quantity, delivery methods, barriers, and institutional support for faculty development provided to community-based preceptors teaching in family medicine clerkships, best practices can be developed...
February 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217675/clinicopathologic-evaluation-of-myofibroblastoma-a-study-in-two-hospitals
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Seul Ki Kim, Ji Sun Lee, Su Been Hong, Jung Ryeol Lee, Byung Chul Jee, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: To report various anatomic locations and clinical characteristics of pathologically proven myofibroblastoma in Koran patients. METHODS: Pathologic reports of patients who underwent surgeries at two centers between April 2003 and March 2016 were retrieved from the electronic medical record system of the hospital. Pathologic reports were included after performing a search using the keyword "myofibroblastoma". RESULTS: The cohort consisted of 11 subjects and included eight female and three male individuals...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213616/evaluation-and-improvement-of-the-nurse-satisfactory-status-in-a-tertiary-hospital-using-the-professional-practice-environment-scale
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Jun Liu, Hui Zhou, Xiaoqin Yang
The present study was performed to quantitatively examine nurse satisfaction, to investigate the associated factors influencing satisfaction, and to evaluate the effect of improvement measures based on these factors. A survey using the 38-item Chinese version of the Practice Environment Scale (CPPE-38) was performed in a university-affiliated tertiary hospital in Shanghai, China in 2013. Linear regression analysis was performed to screen for associated factors related to each CPPE-3 score and the total satisfaction score...
February 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210100/the-cost-effectiveness-of-a-nsclc-patient-assistance-program-for-pemetrexed-maintenance-therapy-in-people-s-republic-of-china
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Qiang Shi, Shanlian Hu, Wesley E Furnback, Gregory F Guzauskas, Jiejing Shen, Bruce Cm Wang
BACKGROUND: Eli Lilly and the China Primary Health Care Foundation are currently implementing a patient assistance program (PAP) in China, which allows first-line nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who complete four cycles of pemetrexed induction therapy to receive free, continuous pemetrexed maintenance therapy. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of pemetrexed maintenance therapy vs basic standard care (BSC) and the economic impacts of providing a PAP for pemetrexed maintenance therapy to NSCLC patients who have completed pemetrexed induction therapy in a Chinese health care setting...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205002/prognostic-impacts-of-postoperative-complications-in-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-after-curative-operations
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Tatsunori Miyata, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Takanobu Yamao, Naoki Umezaki, Masayo Tsukamoto, Yuki Kitano, Kensuke Yamamura, Kota Arima, Takayoshi Kaida, Shigeki Nakagawa, Katsunori Imai, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: The postoperative complication is one of an indicator of poor prognosis in patients with several gastroenterological cancers after curative operations. We, herein, examined prognostic impacts of postoperative complications in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma after curative operations. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 60 patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma who underwent primary curative operations from June 2002 to February 2016...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199176/handling-protest-responses-in-contingent-valuation-surveys
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Mark Pennington, Manuel Gomes, Cam Donaldson
OBJECTIVES: Protest responses, whereby respondents refuse to state the value they place on the health gain, are commonly encountered in contingent valuation (CV) studies, and they tend to be excluded from analyses. Such an approach will be biased if protesters differ from non-protesters on characteristics that predict their responses. The Heckman selection model has been commonly used to adjust for protesters, but its underlying assumptions may be implausible in this context. We present a multiple imputation (MI) approach to appropriately address protest responses in CV studies, and compare it with the Heckman selection model...
February 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198661/cost-effectiveness-of-the-occupation-based-approach-for-subacute-stroke-patients-result-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hirofumi Nagayama, Kounosuke Tomori, Kanta Ohno, Kayoko Takahashi, Ryutaro Nagatani, Ryota Izumi, Kensuke Moriwaki, Keita Yamauchi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The cost effectiveness of occupational therapy for subacute stroke patients is unclear in the extant literature. Consequently, this study determined the cost effectiveness of the occupation-based approach using Aid for Decision-Making in Occupation Choice (ADOC) for subacute stroke patients compared with an impairment-based approach. METHODS: We conducted an economic evaluation from a societal perspective alongside a pilot randomized controlled trial, with a single blind assessor for participants in 10 subacute rehabilitation units in Japan...
February 15, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196674/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-dose-dense-versus-standard-intravenous-chemotherapy-for-ovarian-cancer-an-economic-analysis-of-results-from-the-gynecologic-oncology-group-protocol-262-randomized-controlled-trial
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Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Shohreh Shahabi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the cost-effectiveness of dose-dense versus standard intravenous adjuvant chemotherapy for ovarian cancer using results from the no-bevacizumab cohort of the Gynecologic Oncology Group protocol 262 (GOG-262) randomized controlled trial, which reported a smaller absolute progression-free survival (PFS) benefit than the prior Japanese trial. METHODS: A three-state Markov decision model from a healthcare system perspective with a 21day cycle length and 28month time-horizon was used to calculate incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) values per progression-free life-year saved (PFLYS) using results from GOG-262...
February 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196525/drug-based-pain-management-for-people-with-dementia-after-hip-or-pelvic-fractures-a-systematic-review
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Kai Moschinski, Silke Kuske, Silke Andrich, Astrid Stephan, Irmela Gnass, Erika Sirsch, Andrea Icks
BACKGROUND: Studies indicate that people with dementia do not receive the same amount of analgesia after a hip or pelvic fracture compared to those without cognitive impairment. However, there is no systematic review that shows to what extent drug-based pain management is performed for people with dementia following a hip or pelvic fracture. The aim of this systematic review was to identify and analyse studies that investigate drug-based pain management for people with dementia with a hip or pelvic fracture in all settings...
February 14, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196489/what-is-a-hospital-bed-day-worth-a-contingent-valuation-study-of-hospital-chief-executive-officers
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Katie Page, Adrain G Barnett, Nicholas Graves
BACKGROUND: Decreasing hospital length of stay, and so freeing up hospital beds, represents an important cost saving which is often used in economic evaluations. The savings need to be accurately quantified in order to make optimal health care resource allocation decisions. Traditionally the accounting cost of a bed is used. We argue instead that the economic cost of a bed day is the better value for making resource decisions, and we describe our valuation method and estimations for costing this important resource...
February 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193375/the-science-of-quality-improvement
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REVIEW
Jason N Itri, Eric Bakow, Linda Probyn, Nadja Kadom, Phuong-Anh T Duong, Lori Mankowski Gettle, Mishal Mendiratta-Lala, Elena P Scali, Ronald S Winokur, Matthew E Zygmont, Justin W Kung, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
Scientific rigor should be consistently applied to quality improvement (QI) research to ensure that healthcare interventions improve quality and patient safety before widespread implementation. This article provides an overview of the various study designs that can be used for QI research depending on the stage of investigation, scope of the QI intervention, constraints on the researchers and intervention being studied, and evidence needed to support widespread implementation. The most commonly used designs in QI studies are quasi-experimental designs...
March 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191512/pay-for-performance-and-the-management-of-hypertension
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Rachel Foskett-Tharby, Hex Nick, Paramjit Gill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178917/ambiguity-and-uncertainty-tolerance-need-for-cognition-and-their-association-with-stress-a-study-among-italian-practicing-physicians
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Paola Iannello, Anna Mottini, Simone Tirelli, Silvia Riva, Alessandro Antonietti
: Medical practice is inherently ambiguous and uncertain. The physicians' ability to tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty has been proved to have a great impact on clinical practice. The primary aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that higher degree of physicians' ambiguity and uncertainty intolerance and higher need for cognitive closure will predict higher work stress. Two hundred and twelve physicians (mean age = 42.94 years; SD = 10.72) from different medical specialties with different levels of expertise were administered a set of questionnaires measuring perceived levels of work-related stress, individual ability to tolerate ambiguity, stress deriving from uncertainty, and personal need for cognitive closure...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178741/-the-importance-of-hospital-hygiene-findings-of-a-german-nationwide-survey
#18
Dennis Haking
The German legislature reacted to the increasing number of nosocomial infections with a set of laws to strengthen hospital hygiene. The aim of the study is to measure the current and future importance of hospital hygiene in Germany. CEOs and hygiene staff from German hospitals took part in a survey on 13 items regarding the current and future importance of hospital hygiene. Statistical analyses were conducted to identify significances regarding the professional groups. The results of the study show that hospital hygiene is currently of high importance and will be rising in the future...
February 8, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176450/what-has-the-study-of-digital-games-contributed-to-the-science-of-expert-behavior
#19
Neil Charness
I review the historical context for modeling skilled performance in games. Using Newell's (1990) concept of time bands for explaining cognitive behavior, I categorize the current papers in terms of time scales, type of data, and analysis methodologies. I discuss strengths and weaknesses of these approaches for describing skill acquisition and why the study of digital games can address the challenges of replication and generalizability. Cognitive science needs to pay closer attention to population representativeness to enhance generalizability of findings, and to the social band of explanation, in order to explain why so few individuals reach expert levels of performance...
February 7, 2017: Topics in Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168970/strategies-to-improve-dental-health-in-elderly-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Natalia S Rozas, June M Sadowsky, Cameron B Jeter
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment is the gradual loss of one's ability to learn, remember, pay attention, and make decisions. Cognitively impaired elderly people are a challenging patient population for dental health care professionals and may be at higher risk of developing oral health diseases. The authors systematically reviewed interventions effective at improving dental health in patients with cognitive impairment and described research gaps remaining. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED: In a comprehensive search of multiple databases, the authors identified 2,255 studies published in the English language from 1995 through March 2016...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
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